When life hands you lemons…make lemonade!
This is a hand-bound journal with a hand-pulled, letterpress cover (in fact, everything was done by hand, the hard way!). This piece is a collaboration between Chandler O’Leary of Anagram Press and Jessica Spring of Springtide Press, made from the “lemons” presented by the pitfalls of printing by hand. One hundred percent of the proceeds of this journal will be donated to the Dead Feminists Fund, which supports nonprofits that help women and girls create change in their own communities.
When we were printing our 24th Dead Feminist broadside, “Song of Aloha,” featuring a quote by Hawaiian monarch Queen Lili’uokalani, we had a few prints that ended up with slightly wonky registration. We couldn’t include those prints in the edition of broadsides, but since we still liked the results, we decided to crop the prints down to our favorite parts, and make “lemonade!”
This blank journal is bursting with color, featuring Queen Lili’uokalani’s portrait, a flock of Hawaiian birds and the sun setting behind Iolani Palace. This pocket-sized book is ideal for keeping birdwatching notes, jotting down song lyrics, or even sketching out ideas for your your memoir. Turn heads while you write, or give a gift that’s fit for a queen.
You can learn more about the original Dead Feminist broadside here.
Saddle-stitch journal with rounded corners
Size when closed: 3.75 x 3.75 inches
Size when open: 7.5 x 3.75 inches
10 lightweight blank sheets (40 pages)
Soft dove-gray pages inside
Note: as these are individually handmade by cutting down larger prints, please allow for slight differences in image cropping than what is pictured here.
Cover was letterpress printed on an antique Vandercook Universal One press. Journal is made with acid-free paper and bound with saddle-stitch staples.
This original artwork is copyright Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring 2016. Copyright is not transferable with the sale of this journal. The buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.
WA state residents are subject to sales tax.
This journal will ship flat in a protective mailer, via the United States Postal Service.